Forest Hills is located in Northwest D.C. Like Chevy Chase to the north, the environment of Forest Hills is lush - tall, thick trees line arching streets that conform to the community’s rolling hills.
The story of Forest Hills is similar to that of other communities in Northwest. Forest Hills was initially home to Native Americans, later the site of Civil War encampments and eventually, a “neighborhood” of large farms and distinguished estates. In the late 19th and early 20th century, much of the land was sold to make way for suburban developments.
It was the neighborhood of choice for several prominent Americans, including Presidents Truman and Johnson and FBI Direction J. Edgar Hoover. Forest Hills’ distinguished past lives on at the Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens, which was the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post Cereal fortune.
Quality of Life:
Forest Hills is a sophisticated, neighborhood that features contemporary colonials and modern, single-family residences. There are several pockets of elegant townhomes as well as impressive apartment and condominiums. Rock Creek Park provides a scenic backdrop to suburban pursuits.
Residents have easy access to Connecticut Avenue; Chevy Chase lies to the north; Cleveland Park borders the community on the south. Numerous amenities can be found nearby including grocery and convenience stores, restaurants and metro services.
Forest Hills is served by the Red line metro at the Van Ness-UDC metro stop. Metro bus service runs up and down Connecticut Avenue toward Maryland and downtown toward DuPont Circle. Driving is easy and most, if not all, residences have ample parking.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 10 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 30 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 35 miles